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Colin Keith Butchers WHITE

Regimental number3484
Place of birthParkes New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressGreenfield Parks, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs. L. White, Greenfield Parks, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Colin Keith
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack by the enemy on VILLERS BRETONNEUX on the 24th April, 1918, this N.C.O. kept his gun in action through a most trying bombardment of H.E. and Gas Shell. He also performed excellent work during the attack on HAMEL on the 4th July, 1918, and throughout the August operations on the SOMME. He has at all times performed splendid work both in getting his gun and ammunition into gun positions, and in maintaining his gun in action. He is deserving of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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